~ Bluebot is an IoT-enabled device that can be easily clamped on a water line to get the data.
~ It helps the vacation rental market keep a check on water leaks, consumption, and expense.
~ The makers are running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to find backers.
Monterey, CA, August 2020: The vacation rental market has exploded in recent years, and the latest technology has ensured that homeowners can track their properties from afar. But even then, most of them haven’t started monitoring their water consumption yet.
As a result, water leaks go unattended, spiraling up their bills and affecting their bottomline. During the last decade, national water rates have risen over 30%, outpacing inflation. Water is expensive and scarce, too.
Now, a talented bunch of industry experts and scientists have developed an IoT-enabled water-meter called Bluebot v8.1 that can help vacation homeowners track consumption and leakage of water through an app on their smartphones.
What sets Bluebot apart from its competitors is its universality. Anyone can install it by clamping it on copper, PVC, PEX, or galvanized water lines, ranging from ¾” – 2″ pipe sizes. It’s ideal for any property with an up to 2″ water line, single-family homes, townhouses, condos, apartments, small businesses, and second homes.
Once Bluebot is on your pipe, all you have to do is plug in to power, open the app, connect via Wi-Fi, and have on your smartphone everything you want to know about your water consumption. It captures around 43,200 data points per day to help you keep an eye on water leaks, reduce your monthly bill, and promote sustainability.
The data is captured and transmitted through an app to you within just seconds, and sometimes even faster. Regardless of where you are, you can have a second-by-second account of water consumption in your property.
With one Bluebot app, vacation homeowners can connect multiple Bluebot devices, which means they can track water consumption at several properties with just one smartphone. It comes with a ‘Dollarize™’ feature that helps them convert water consumption on any specific use into a dollar amount.
Bluebot allows them to know how much they are spending on dishwashers, washing machines, etc., eventually letting them keep a tab on every buck they spend on the water.
The founders started working on the concept of Bluebot in 2017. Over the next three years, they refined its effortless installation, technology, and interface design.
Their efforts yielded desired results, as Bluebot meets all the requisite standards of consumer electronic devices set by the FCC and CE. The founders also hold a US patent on the technology behind Bluebot.
They are seeking backers for Bluebot through a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo here. They are currently testing Bluebot v8.1 units and are also prepared for scaling.
The target is to begin fulfilling Indiegogo backers in October 2020 with the first round of units once the final round of testing is complete.
“During the testing phase, our users were able to reduce their property’s water bill by up to 42% over three months by implementing minimal changes to their water use habits. We plan to help millions in the US and Canada,” says Nicole Barkis from the core team of Bluebot.
Bluebot’s core team comprises ultrasonic flow industry experts with a combined 55 years of flow product development expertise, strengthened by a special focus on ultrasonic sensor technology and flow calibration.
The team also has a Harvard Law alum, a Yale Water scientist, a bunch of talented engineers, and a particularly creative duo.